Gestus
May 23, 2012 8:34 AM   Subscribe

Gestus is a moving image processing framework that uses computer vision techniques to explore the artistic possibilities of the vector as a symbolic form.
posted by Dr. Fetish (15 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
This will make an excellent tool for selecting candidates for insertion into video mashups.
posted by LogicalDash at 9:02 AM on May 23, 2012


This is Very Interesting. Thanks for posting
posted by rebent at 9:09 AM on May 23, 2012


Pretty interesting. I want to know how they got Peter Lorre to narrate the videos, though.
posted by halfbuckaroo at 9:16 AM on May 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


The sidebar on his home page merits an NSFW tag.
posted by oneironaut at 9:17 AM on May 23, 2012


But otherwise, beautiful.
posted by oneironaut at 9:19 AM on May 23, 2012


This is good.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:30 AM on May 23, 2012


Yeah, that one entry on the sidebar took me by surprise. It seemed very... out of place.
posted by surazal at 9:49 AM on May 23, 2012


Considering that I was simply proud of myself for understanding what all the words in the post meant, this is obviously not something I would ever use, but watching the videos gives me that very strong "The future is now!" feelings that neat things do.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:52 AM on May 23, 2012


Pretty interesting. I want to know how they got Peter Lorre Ren Hoek to narrate the videos, though.

Fixed that for you
posted by Ratio at 9:57 AM on May 23, 2012 [4 favorites]


Apologies for missing the potentially NSFW sidebar item -- it's a project the author created (with his software) that uses Andy Warhol's original film as its source.
posted by Dr. Fetish at 10:16 AM on May 23, 2012


Oh wow, this is awesome.
posted by egypturnash at 10:30 AM on May 23, 2012


Wow! I played around with VLC's Hough transform video filter the other day, superimposed on Yasujirō Ozu films, but the result left much to be desired. The camera also never moves in Ozu films , so I'd love to see how Gestus would handle it. I totally want to get my hands on this. Does anyone know what's lurking in the Source section? (It's currenty down for maintenance.)
posted by quoquo at 11:02 AM on May 23, 2012


This looks like some pretty low grade optical flow computation. Is it part of the art that he jigged it up himself, instead of using a more professional package? They've been around for a long time, and there were some pretty good open source packages downloadable last time I checked.

This seems like circa 1979 results.
posted by StickyCarpet at 11:33 AM on May 23, 2012


there were some pretty good open source packages downloadable last time I checked.

Sticky Carpet - what packages might those be?
posted by nosila at 4:32 PM on May 23, 2012


It' been a while since I've tried compiling anything along these lines, and links do go dead.

Here's one that I would take a look at.
posted by StickyCarpet at 4:04 PM on May 27, 2012


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